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3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life

 

Leading a creative life is increasingly the path people are choosing, for good reason. In an era of volatility, uncertainty, chaos, and ambiguity, being creative is perhaps the best way to navigate your career and succeed. It gives you the right skill set and mindset.

3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life | Co.Design | business + design.

Revitalizing Our Forests – NYTimes.com

Dadu Shin - Chestnut Tree

How will those trees evolve over time with their altered genome? Will they crowd out the remaining natural chestnuts? The consequences of genetic engineering can be unpredictable — genes behave and are expressed in complex ways.

Revitalizing Our Forests – NYTimes.com.

Sign of the Times | The Virtues of Fine in the Age of Awesome

Not a bad world is it? - Ed Ruscha

Sign of the Times | The Virtues of Fine in the Age of Awesome – Andrew O’Hagan / NYTimes.com.

Why We’re Shutting Off Our Comments | Popular Science

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“Starting today, PopularScience.com will no longer accept comments on new articles. Here’s why…  Even a fractious minority wields enough power to skew a reader’s perception of a story.”
Why We’re Shutting Off Our Comments | Popular Science.

Vetiver, “Worse For Wear” | American Songwriter

Andy Cabic of Vetiver

Vetiver, “Worse For Wear” | American Songwriter.

The stories on the album come naturally, with language that is more often felt than understood. That’s because Cabic let the music be his master, listening to demos and walking around his neighborhood waiting for the lyrics to emerge organically around a line or cadence.

Vetiver – Can’t You Tell by subpop

Stock market plummets—what the mass media isnt telling you about capitalism


Haven't we had enough of this dictatorship of the banks and corporations?

Stock market plummets—what the mass media isnt telling you about capitalism.

By Richard Becker (via The Party for Socialism and Liberation)

If there is one thing that the developments of the last week in Washington and Wall St. show, it is this: Capitalism is a system of mass destruction. It cannot be reformed—it must be replaced through the revolutionary reconstitution of society on a socialist basis.

The Case for Working With Your Hands – Tom Vanderbilt for FT

 

“It’s like architecture, but it’s smaller and I can touch it and it’s done in an hour – as opposed to a building which take seven years, and then it gets cancelled.”

By day, Joe Nocella works in a tall, 1950s building in midtown Manhattan for architecture giant HOK, creating virtual models of construction projects. By night, and on weekends, he repairs to his small, unheated shop, 718 Cyclery, on the edge of Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighbourhood, where he builds real bikes – involving equally demanding schedules, clients and just-in-time supply-chain co-ordination. Not to mention the occasional punter coming through the door with a dusty mountain bike that hasn’t seen the light of day in years.

Continue Reading: FT.com / Pursuits – Bike building … with the FT.

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space :: Articles :: The 99 Percent

 

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space :: Articles :: The 99 Percent.

Interruption-free space is sacred. Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction. Our cars now have mobile phone integration and a thousand satellite radio stations. When walking from one place to another, we have our devices streaming data from dozens of sources. Even at our bedside, we now have our iPads with heaps of digital apps and the world’s information at our fingertips.